For many of us, “Back to School” meant picking out a new backpack, figuring out the bus schedule, and choosing that perfect first-day-of-school outfit to dazzle both old and new friends. For many parents – adoptive or not – “back to school” now also includes figuring out how to navigate the supports and services that are available for children with additional needs. Does my child need an IEP or a 504? What’s the difference? What is Article 7 and why is it important? What do I do if my child has an IEP or 504 but still isn’t getting the support they need? Is there anyone who can help me make sense of the complexities of educational policy?
Join us as we discuss the nuts and bolts of educational supports, from what schools are required to provide to the additional types of services that families can request. We’ll talk about the IEP process, case conferences, and all the things in-between. And we’ll provide you with resources that can actually help you make sense of the complexities and complications of special education services in Indiana.
Recommended Family Forums are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, and are intended to be a time of education, constructive dialogue, and support. To participate, you must be actively recommended with Indiana Adoption Program.
All Recommended families will receive an email inviting them to register for the upcoming Forum. Upon completing registration, the family will receive an email with the GoTo Meeting link needed to access the meeting.